The David Bowie Albums

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The which is it?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
The Station to Station 19
The Low 13
The Blackstar 11
The Lodger 11
The Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 10
The Hunky Dory 8
The "Heroes" 5
The Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 4
The Diamond Dogs 3
The Young Americans 2
The Outside 2
The The Man Who Sold the World 2
The Tin Machine II 2
The Black Tie White Noise 1
The Never Let Me Down 1
The Tonight 1
The Let's Dance 1
The Space Oddity 1
The Aladdin Sane 1
The The Next Day 1
The Hours 1
The Reality 0
The Heathen 0
The Earthling 0
The Tin Machine 0
The Pin Ups 0
The David Bowie 0


niels, Saturday, 30 September 2017 22:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

THE LODGER, of fucking course.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Saturday, 30 September 2017 22:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Can't believe he made an album about Matt Johnson selling the world, what was he thinking?

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 30 September 2017 23:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hunky Dory

Week of Wonders (Ross), Saturday, 30 September 2017 23:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Knee-jerk reaction is Station to Station.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Sunday, 1 October 2017 00:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Gonna change my vote to Station to Station - title track is classic as hell. Hunky Dory was for semimental reasons

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 1 October 2017 00:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Blackstar

flappy bird, Sunday, 1 October 2017 01:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Aladdin Sane and Low are my favorites

brimstead, Sunday, 1 October 2017 01:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Another for Blackstar. I love a lot of Bowie, but that one goes deep.

dinnerboat, Sunday, 1 October 2017 01:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The David Bowie - 7/10
The Space Oddity - 7/10
The The Man Who Sold the World - 7/10
The Hunky Dory - 9/10
The Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - 9/10
The Aladdin Sane - 8/10
The Pin Ups - 6/10
The Diamond Dogs - 9/10
The Young Americans - 8/10
The Station to Station - 10/10
The Low - 9/10
The "Heroes" - 9/10
The Lodger - 9/10
The Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) - 8/10
The Let's Dance - 6/10
The Tonight - 3/10
The Never Let Me Down - 2/10
The Tin Machine - 5/10
The Tin Machine II - never heard
The Black Tie White Noise - 5/10
The Outside - 6/10
The Earthling - 7/10
The Hours - never heard
The Heathen - 7/10
The Reality - 6/10
The The Next Day - 7/10
The Blackstar - 9/10

Zelda Zonk, Sunday, 1 October 2017 01:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Bee OK, Sunday, 1 October 2017 01:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Another for Blackstar. I love a lot of Bowie, but that one goes deep.

― dinnerboat

Me too. Would've voted for Station to Station but... the timing of its release, the shock of his death, & the frankly astounding quality of the music & its menace... I don't think anyone else has pulled off making their own death a work of art like that ever before.

flappy bird, Sunday, 1 October 2017 01:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Blackstar is amazing and yes, unique in that a dying 69 year old was breaking new ground in his last work - it is a quantum leap from The Next Day which was basically a continuation on from the 'classic Bowie rock' sound of the previous 2 albums.

But Station To Station is still pretty much essence of Bowie, it's where it all comes together - the sound of it, the themes, the vocals, the look he had around then, the album artwork (far and away his best) - it was the album Bowie was destined to make.

Zelda Zonk, Sunday, 1 October 2017 02:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Diamond Dogs is the band I'd be most likely to buy a 7" from out of the back of a zine, so that

airdnb (Tom Violence), Sunday, 1 October 2017 04:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Voting for the favourite album?
Or voting for favourite the album?
(As in: title that most improves from adding The?)

Valentijn, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 07:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm going with the second option but feel free to follow your heart

niels, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 07:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I have some to a lot of love for all of his albums, I'm even pretty postive about Never Let Me Down. My absolute faves are Diamond Dogs, 1. Outside, Low and Space Oddity (usually in that order with DD being my ultimate fave). Those I care least for are the debut & the first Tin Machine (the second Tin Machine is much better, with great songs, although the production could have been better).

But the album title that sounds best with The is probably The "Heroes", or The Space Oddity.

Valentijn, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 07:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm wondering about The Space Oddity then (it's a big fave which sounds great with The), but- it's not the original album title, that would be the second The David Bowie OR The Man of Words/Man of Music.

Valentijn, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 07:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oooh The Man of Words/Man of Music is a great title!

niels, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 08:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Head says Low, heart says Hunky Dory.

chap, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 10:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The The World of David Bowie

Mark G, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 11:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Not included in the poll options but I consider these live albums improved by The update:
The David Live
The Stage

willem, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 11:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

TheChangesOneBowie

Mark G, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 11:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hunky Dory

Shat Parp (dog latin), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 11:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah I just did studio albums, though The Bowie at the Beeb is also great

niels, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 11:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Stage is very good.
I went for The Space Oddity in the end, not only is it an amazing title but -both- original titles are very good The-titles as well.
(That, and I also really love the album, it's got such a lovely atmosphere.)

Valentijn, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 12:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Found myself gravitating towards Aladdin sane, mostly because of the brilliance of Mike Garson on piano and the incredible Drive-In Saturday

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 12:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

listening to the new Low mix, sounds like they did a lot of cleaning on it

niels, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 12:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's almost... too clear

niels, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 12:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There's a new mix of Low?

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 12:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think this is supposed to be new?
https://open.spotify.com/album/6DcvIymXDe8sCD1u0fzi8J

could also be that I've been listening to a beat up copy for the past few years

niels, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 12:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh sry I see it's just a remaster... only The Lodger is remixed

niels, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 12:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh right, people are actually taking this poll seriously.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 13:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

In which case, the results of the albums section of the David Bowie artist poll are near enough OTM.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 13:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 9 October 2017 00:01 (one week ago) Permalink

The Tin Machine albums benefit most here imo. You know The Tin Machine was a hit, because there's a sequel.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Monday, 9 October 2017 04:41 (one week ago) Permalink

toss up on whether the right answer is ziggy, station to station, or Low to me. voted Low just for the audacity of the second side.

akm, Monday, 9 October 2017 12:52 (one week ago) Permalink

also, everyone is very angry about the latest round of remasters/reissues in the box set; didn't hear specific complaints about Low but there's some vovlume shift in heroes that sounds like shit, and apparently they fucked up Lodger with a very bass-heavy mastering approach.

akm, Monday, 9 October 2017 12:53 (one week ago) Permalink

The Hunky Dory and The Tonight are the most improved titles imo.

the scarest move i ever seen is scary move 4 (Old Lunch), Monday, 9 October 2017 12:58 (one week ago) Permalink

The Young Americans

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 9 October 2017 15:59 (one week ago) Permalink

"the most improved titles imo." the most improved over what? their predecessors? are you mad?

akm, Monday, 9 October 2017 18:50 (one week ago) Permalink

Some would argue as much, yes.

the scarest move i ever seen is scary move 4 (Old Lunch), Monday, 9 October 2017 19:04 (one week ago) Permalink

i'm also voting for most improved title as well.

something about The Tonight sounds so good to me

Karl Malone, Monday, 9 October 2017 19:16 (one week ago) Permalink

but i voted for The "Heroes" on impulse as soon i scanned the list earlier this morning, so it's too late now.

Karl Malone, Monday, 9 October 2017 19:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Why no The The Buddha Of Suburbia? Good record. ( and not really a sound track album at all)

thomasintrouble, Monday, 9 October 2017 19:59 (one week ago) Permalink

my bad :'(

niels, Monday, 9 October 2017 20:24 (one week ago) Permalink

impossible to choose. im paralyzed by how many amazing mind blowing and beyond classic albums there are on this list

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 9 October 2017 22:01 (one week ago) Permalink

oh man the the buddha of suburbia would’ve been my vote

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 9 October 2017 22:29 (one week ago) Permalink

the the next day doesn’t quite cut it

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 9 October 2017 22:29 (one week ago) Permalink

I used to think it was The Ziggy Stardust, then I used to think it was The Scary Monsters, then I used to think it was The Young Americans and after that The Low. But now I know it's The Station To Station.

But really, it could actually be The Lodger.

Doran, Monday, 9 October 2017 22:50 (one week ago) Permalink

Carrying the torch for normcore dad rock, Ziggy Stardust it is!

Moodles, Monday, 9 October 2017 22:55 (one week ago) Permalink

you mean The Ziggy Stardust

Karl Malone, Monday, 9 October 2017 23:00 (one week ago) Permalink

It's The Station To Station for me too, but The Lodger would be in my top 5

Zelda Zonk, Monday, 9 October 2017 23:11 (one week ago) Permalink

The Dancing in the Streets

Eazy, Monday, 9 October 2017 23:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Pretty much exactly right

flappy bird, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 02:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Yep - that top 5 is pretty much my top 5

Zelda Zonk, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 02:34 (one week ago) Permalink

The Reality 0
^^deservedly so

niels, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 14:02 (one week ago) Permalink

the Heathen deserved a vote

akm, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:11 (one week ago) Permalink

certainly deserved more than The The Hours

akm, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Of the ones that got 0 votes, I'll rep for The Heathen, The Earthling and The David Bowie

Zelda Zonk, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:55 (one week ago) Permalink

haha that would be a great title for a book

niels, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 14:01 (one week ago) Permalink

due to the chaos of the recent boxset i have decided to re-add the Ryko editions to my digital archive.
i got a complete set of the EMI remasters (japanese mini editions) a few years back and so cleared out the digital rips of my Ryko collection as i thought the Ryko set sounded weak and ineffectual.
however, according to the SF crew the Ryko editions are far better sonically.
i have most of them (just Ziggy missing), so, time to dive in.

mark e, Friday, 13 October 2017 18:16 (five days ago) Permalink


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